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KOA Family Camping: “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?”

(Last Updated On: October 26, 2017)

KOA What's Behind the Yellow Sign

If you’ve ever taken a road trip anywhere in the US or Canada, you’ve probably seen the ubiquitous yellow sign along the road. And if you’ve never stayed at a KOA, you’ve also probably wondered, “What’s behind that yellow sign?” This May and June, we are sending 15 bloggers and writers, along with their families, out into the great outdoors to discover the secrets and fun behind a family vacation at a KOA Kampground.

From veteran campers with all the best gear to families who’ve never camped a day in their lives, KOA offers something for everyone. Families at KOA Kampgrounds can take advantage of three unique types of stays including campers on a road trip journey, campers on a location-based holiday, and even resort campgrounds for families seeking the ultimate vacation splurge. Choose the type of KOA that’s right for you depending on whether you’re passing through, staying a few days, air considering our KOA your ultimate destination. We’ll be highlighting 15 unique and fabulous family adventures at KOAs across North America this month, so bookmark this page or follow us on social media with #CampKOA to stay in the loop.

Looking to get away with your family? Win a KOA camping trip good at any KOA Kampground!

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KOA - What's Behind the Yellow Sign

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Need more camping inspiration? Check out our 2014 stories.

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46 Responses to KOA Family Camping: “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?”

  1. Jenna Francisco (@thismyhappiness) July 9, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    I have stayed in a KOA campground in Sonoma County, CA, in a cabin, and it was one of our favorite family travel experiences from the last couple of years. So fun to be in nature but be comfortable at the same time!

  2. Deanna Mendez July 10, 2014 at 8:27 am #


  3. Sasha Werner July 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    As a kiddo growing up we often stayed at KOAs here and there. Always a fun time! Now, as a parent myself, we’ve enjoyed taking our kiddos to KOAs here in Oregon, and look forward to visiting more! 🙂

  4. Shannon Kemp July 14, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    We love camping at KOA! Family fun! We haven’t yet this year and cannot wait! ☺ All about making memories!

  5. barbara lynn July 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    family fun and memories

  6. angie July 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Love koa port huron!!!!

  7. Leigh Anne Borders July 16, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    When I was a little girl I used to go camping with my grandparents and we would always stay in a KOA campground. They have since passed and that little yellow sign brings back many great memories!

  8. DanielleD July 18, 2014 at 5:43 am #

    All of these bloggers personla stories & pictures make me want ot go try all of the KOA locations! We love the cabin option for when we don’t want to haul all of our camping equipment!

  9. Brittney Merck July 18, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    We have stayed at a KOA several times and really enjoyed it!

  10. Paige Pendell July 18, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Love & the beauty of mother earth that surrounds us!

  11. Cassandra Eastman July 18, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    I remember going to KOA and camping when I was a child. I can’t wait to take my own children and make our own memories as well!

  12. Holly E July 20, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Our family loves the KOA!

  13. Dandi D July 21, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    We have never gone camping as a family before, and this looks super fun!

  14. Cinella July 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    We have never visited, but we hope to some day!

  15. Tina Bredbury July 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    thank you for the tips!

  16. aprilm99 June 15, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    We just did a one night camping trip at a local campground and the kids loved it, now they want to go again.

  17. Natalie June 15, 2015 at 6:03 am #

    Wow! This looks awesome!

  18. Sara June 15, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    lots of fun activities to entertain the littles

  19. emily floyd June 15, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Sounds like a fun way to get KOA out there!

  20. kerrylee777 June 15, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    We have never tried KOA, but they look amazing! Def going to have to add it to our plans soon!

  21. Sassypants June 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    We’ve been waiting for our youngest to get out of diapers. He’s been potty trained for a year now, so this summer we are doing it!

  22. Jennifer H. June 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    We used to camp a lot when I was young. We always were really happy when we camped at a KOA because that meant that they had a pool! Can’t wait to read all of the bloggers experiences.

  23. Kaity Stuckert (@BeeautifulBless) June 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    I remember staying in KOA cabins with my family as a child. It was the perfect combination of adventure and homey accommodations to satisfy everyone’s vacation wishlist!

  24. Anita D. Sullivan June 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    blogger mom and non camper here who would love to check out KOA!

  25. amy deeter June 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    we have never stayed at Koa but i can’t wait to stay there and check it out.looks like loads of fun

  26. Anne Stewart June 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    I’ve never visited a KOA campsite, but with an infant and a preschooler, those deluxe cabins look amazing!!

  27. Katie Elliott June 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    I love “Camping for non Campers.” She made it seem like such a fun experience, not a misery of heat and bugs that sometimes befalls us when camping. Also, cabins…I love camping with cabins.

  28. Carissa June 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    Have been fascinated about KOA since seeing them on Undercover Boss! My kind of camping!

  29. Natalie W June 16, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    Camping with kids is so much easier when yuh have all the amenities!

  30. kathrynanywhere June 16, 2015 at 6:54 am #

    Great! Thank you!

  31. Kaitlyn Brady June 16, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    I’d definitely love to try out a KOA with my husband and 3 little boys!

  32. bibanon1 June 16, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    There is a KOA right on the edge of town and I have never been! I always hear such great things about KOA campgrounds and it is time that we went to one!

  33. Callie Raykhonov June 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    Seems like an ideal family getaway!

  34. Gretchen in HB June 17, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    As a mom that much prefers to drive/road trip over flying, these KOAs look like great stops along the way to summer adventures!

  35. Paige Staton June 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    We stayed at a KOA in Colorado City and it was super nice – we had our family reunion there and really enjoyed it!

  36. miriama59 June 18, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    I camped at a KOA a very long time ago..over 20 years ago. It was a blast for a person who isn’t really an outdoor person. I can’t believe I never went back..

  37. CHRISTY SWEENEY June 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm #


  38. Maria (One Tiny Leap) June 20, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    We’re on a 6 month USA road-trip, and have been staying at KOAs 50% of the time and we can’t love it more! Definitely the best way to see the country. Oh and don’t shy away from staying at a KOA just outside a city – in our experience it’s a good way to unwind after a long day exploring!

  39. Frankie Lane June 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    Would love to win the KOA camping prize!

  40. Jill McHale June 22, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Ive never stayed at a KOA love to check one out!

  41. mybigfathappylife June 25, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    What great family memories!

  42. Heather Gardiner (@hcgardiner) June 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    I’ve never camped with KOA but would love to visit one – they look amazing!

  43. Hollie Jahnke June 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    My family always has the best time at koa. I love the deluxe cabins.

  44. Betty B. June 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    We visited our local KOA camp which is just 15 minutes from our house a couple of years ago which was our first camping trip we absolutely loved it!

  45. Wendy M June 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Have never been but definitely looks fun for the whole family!

  46. Neal Trautloff June 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    Pretty cool

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